STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                                          BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF HENDERSON                                                                                  APRIL 2, 2001


The Henderson County Board of Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Commissioners= Conference Room of the Henderson County Office Building at 100 North King Street, Hendersonville, North Carolina.


Those present were:  Chairman Bill Moyer, Vice-Chair Marilyn Gordon, Commissioner Grady Hawkins, Commissioner Charlie Messer, Commissioner Don Ward, County Manager David E. Nicholson, County Attorney Angela S. Beeker, and Clerk to the Board Elizabeth W. Corn.


Also present were: Public Information Officer Chris S. Coulson, Assistant County Attorney Jennifer O. Jackson, Planning Director Karen C. Smith,  Assistant to the County Manager Selena Coffey,  Finance Director J. Carey McLelland and County Engineer Gary Tweed. Amy Brantley, Volunteer Coordinator, was present through the Nominations.



Chairman Moyer called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance.



Commissioner Gordon led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.



David Nicholson gave the invocation.



Chairman Moyer recognized the Attorney for Four Season=s Hospice to speak to item AB@ under Discussion Items.  Sam Fritschner asked that item AB@ be removed from the agenda and held indefinitely. 


Chairman Moyer made the motion to approve the agenda as amended above.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.



Commissioner Gordon called attention to one item in the Consent Agenda for the public=s information, a Proclamation proclaiming April as Parkinson=s Disease Awareness Month. As a member of the Board of Health and also having had a family member who set an example in how to deal with that disease, she understood the importance of the issue.


Commissioner Hawkins had called the Foundation in Asheville and found out that we don=t have a Parkinson=s Disease Chapter in Henderson County.  There are many Henderson County citizens who are members of the Asheville Chapter.  At one time we did have a Chapter in Henderson County. 


Chairman Moyer made the motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. All voted in favor and the motion carried.  The CONSENT AGENDA consisted of the following:



Minutes were presented for the Board=s review and approval of the following meetings:

July 7, 1999                 special called meeting

March 7, 2001 special called meeting


Tax Collector=s Report

Terry F. Lyda, Tax Collector, had provided the Board with his report dated March 27, 2001. Darlene B. Burgess, Deputy Tax Collector/Paralegal, had provided the Board with her report dated March 27, 2001. These reports were presented for information.


Plat Review Officer Resolution

NCGS 47-30.2 requires that all persons appointed as plat review officers be so appointed by resolution and that the resolution be recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds. Plat review officers are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all plats that are to be recorded comply with the plat requirements set out in the General Statutes.  On September 17, 1997, the Board first adopted a resolution appointing certain named persons as plat review officers in accordance with NCGS 47-30.2.  The Resolution adopted on September 17, 1997, also sets out certain procedures that all plat review officers must comply with.  Copies of that resolution and an excerpt from NCGS 47-30.2 were presented for the Board=s review.  The Board has from time to time updated its list of appointed plat review officers.


By way of the memo dated March 13, 2001 from the Assessor=s Office, the Board was requested to appoint Judy Gilmore as a plat review officer.  She has now received her State certification in property mapping and is thus qualified to be a plat review officer.


A proposed resolution had been prepared by staff and was presented for the Board=s consideration in order to accomplish this update.  The proposed resolution restates all of those persons currently appointed as plat review officers.


David Nicholson recommended that the Board take action by adopting the proposed Resolution in order to provide the Henderson County Register of Deeds with an updated list of review officers authorized to approve plats for recordation.


Detention Center Change Order

A change order was presented to the Board in the amount of $7,028.00 for the general contractor - Beam Construction.  This change order was for tinted glass which was requested by the Jail staff to provide a visual barrier between inmates in different housing pods.


Staff recommended approval of the change order request.




State Road Petition - Rolling Hills Road

The Board was given a copy of a road petition for addition to the State Maintenance System for Rolling Hills Road in the Bonnie Brown subdivision.  One property owner objected to the petition.  However, the proposed right-of-way does not go onto that property.


Staff recommended that the Board accept this petition and forward it to the North Carolina Department of Transportation for their consideration.


Henderson County Financial Report - February 2001

The Henderson County Financial Report for February 2001 was presented to the Board for information and consent approval.


The report noted that a large percentage of the year to date deficit in the Emergency Communications (E911) Fund is due to the annual lease payment ($122,277.61) paid for Motorola equipment located in the E911 Communications Center.  This payment represents approximately four months of the 911 surcharge.


Project to date expenditures on the Human Services Building Project will be reimbursed from proceeds of the financing arrangement expected to be secured in May of the current fiscal year. 


Henderson County Public Schools Financial Report - February 2001

The February 2001 Henderson County Public Schools Financial Report was presented to the Board for information and consent approval.


Detention Center Project Report

The March Capital Improvements Project Report for the new Detention Center was presented for the Board=s information.


Parkinson=s Disease Awareness Month

The Board had been presented with a draft Proclamation and was asked to adopt it to proclaim the month of April as Parkinson=s Disease Awareness Month in Henderson County. The adopted proclamation is attached as a part of these minutes.



Notification of Vacancies

There were none.



There was some discussion of our procedure in notifying the Board of vacancies.  This Board does not wish to be notified as far in advance as some previous Boards did. 


Following discussion, Commissioner Hawkins made the motion for staff to notify the Board of vacancies 2 meetings or 30 days prior to the expiration of the term and in the case of # 10 and # 12 on this agenda he moved that they be left off the list until the Board has had time to address whether or not to continue them.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.

Chairman Moyer reminded the Board of the following vacancies and opened the floor to nominations:


1.               Nursing/Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee - 2 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


2.               Mountain Area Workforce Development Board - 1 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


3.               Land-of-Sky Regional Council Advisory Council on Aging - 1 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


4.               Equalization and Review - 1 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


5.               Retired Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council - 1 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


6.               Solid Waste Advisory Committee - 1 vac.

Commissioner Hawkins nominated Bill Ferrell.  There were no other nominations.  Commissioner Hawkins made the motion to accept Mr. Ferrell by acclamation.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


7.               Juvenile Crime Prevention Council - 2 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


8.               Blue Ridge Community College Board of Trustees - 2 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


9.               Library Board of Trustees - 2 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


10.            Environmental Advisory Committee - 9 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


11.            Social Services Board - 1 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting.


12.            Cane Creek Water & Sewer District - 3 vac.

There were no nominations at this time so this item was rolled to the next meeting



The Board of Commissioners had requested that staff research the issues associated with the use of an interim budget.  Staff had received information on interim budgets from the Department of State Treasurer=s Policy Manual and presented copies to the Board.  The Board was also given a copy of NCGS 159-16, which is the legislation authorizing interim budgets.


Carey McLelland and David Nicholson addressed this issue with the Board.  An interim budget ordinance is designed to provide short term budgetary authority to continue current operations and should only be used if absolutely necessary and for the shortest period possible.  Interim budgets are typically put in place due to uncertainties about revenue estimates or other issues that could make the Governing Board reluctant to set a property tax rate for the next fiscal year.  Staff discussed briefly the statutory requirements of interim budgets and the requirements from the Department of State Treasurer=s Office.


Following much discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to continue to work on the budget as usual but to prepare for all options.  It was also suggested that all the Commissioners keep in touch with our local legislators regarding this issue and make them aware of the seriousness of the situation.



The Board of Commissioners, at their March 21, 2001 meeting, authorized the County Manager to provide IRG with an alternative to the two IRG proposals. 


Jack Tate, who represents IRG, had provided the County with a letter dated March 29, 2001, concerning the County=s offer.  According to this letter, Mr. Tate indicated that we will receive a response before Monday=s meeting (April 2) and requested that this item be added to the agenda.

Mr. Nicholson reminded the Board that we received that after the agenda was prepared and a copy was put in each Commissioners= mailbox.    Basically, they thanked us for looking at their proposals but rejected the County=s offer.  They came back with another letter saying that they prefer the Board look at their previous proposals.  Mr. Nicholson distributed a memo (dated April 2) which listed his recommendation to the Board concerning the latest letter from IRG. Mr. Nicholson recommended that the Board not accept the offers.


There was much discussion regarding encroachment, power lines, exchange of properties, landscaping requirements, buffering, etc. The most discussion was related to the promise of five contiguous pieces of adjoining property. 


Angela Beeker reminded the Board that we have closed on the Carolina Apparel  Trading property. The Board had approved a contract and a resolution authorizing the Chairman, Finance Director, County Attorney, and Staff Attorney to take all actions that were necessary to carry out the intent of the resolution.  The intent of the resolution was to purchase the Carolina Apparel building and five contiguous parcels.  A map was distributed for the Board=s review of the adjoining properties.


Jim Hall, with IRG, was present and spoke briefly to try to clarify a couple of things.


Following much discussion, Chairman Moyer made the motion to proceed to purchase the Watkins property, not to exercise the option on the Consolidated Properties property and to hold off on making a decision on the Campbell and/or Campbell and/or Hill properties until the Board=s plans become more definite regarding the building and the entire project.


There continued to be discussion regarding the Campbell and Hill properties. 


Chairman Moyer amended his motion to add authorization to the Chairman, County Attorney, and Finance Director to proceed to take necessary actions to close as quickly as possible and to cover the closing costs.  A vote was taken on the motion which passed four to one with Commissioner Ward voting nay.



1. Ron Justice - Mr. Justice is an Attorney and represents Nancy Chism and Kenny Cannon who are residents in the Crab Creek section of Henderson County.  They own a summer camp (Camp Blue Star).  During the summer the residents are bombarded by electronically amplified music for 13-14 hours a day being emitted from the camp.  Currently there is a proposed amendment to the County Noise Ordinance that will be heard on April 18.  Ms. Chism and Mr. Cannon wanted Mr. Justice to come to this meeting to express their appreciation for the opportunity for them to give input on April 18.  They would like for the Commissioners to amend the County Noise Ordinance to end the type of electronically amplified music being played for 13-14 hours a day.


2. Robert R. Wilson - Mr. Wilson lives in the Grimesdale Subdivision.  He asked the Board to address the asphalt plant and the land use plan with the idea that they are protecting other property owners.  Mr. Wilson stated that there are seven subdivisions within 1.5 miles of the proposed asphalt plant.  Mr. Wilson also wanted to inform the Board that some of their staff was not giving them complete information.


PUBLIC HEARING - Community Development Block Grant

Selena Coffey reminded the Board that recently, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners decided to apply for a North Carolina Small Cities Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Regency Development Associates.


This process involves two public hearings, the first of which was held on March 12, 2001, to allow citizens the opportunity to express views and proposals prior to formulation of the application.  Today the Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed grant.


The second public hearing was held this evening in accordance with applicable guidelines, which require that a second public hearing be held after the application has been prepared but prior to the submission of the application to the Division of Community Assistance.


This public hearing was advertised in the March 23, 2001 edition of the Times-News, which meets the requirements for adequate timing of public hearing notices.  No action is required at this time except for allowing citizen input during the public hearing.


Ms. Coffey informed the Board that we have not yet received an application from Regency, but have received an application summary. 

Chairman Moyer made the motion for the Board to go into Public Hearing.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Ms. Coffey stated that she received notice today from Jim Jones that Mr. Todd wanted to add to the agenda packet a conceptual plan.  She distributed that plan. 


Mr. Rex Todd was in attendance and directed the Board=s attention to the map that was just distributed.  The map is required to be submitted with the package.  He pointed out the sewer line and the water line on the map.  The CDBG is for acquisition of water and sewer.  The total cost in the package is estimated to be $148,604.  The maximum block grant allowed is $112,500.  The rest will be made up from other sources of funding in the application, including a low income housing tax credit, historic equity, and the Federal Home Loan Bank, plus owner=s investment.  The application summary requested $99,190 for infrastructure and $13,310 for administration for a total of $112,500, the maximum allowable amount.  Mr. Todd requested a vote to authorize the Chairman to sign the application summary.  He will present a full copy of the application to the County Manager and subject to his approval, will then submit it. 


The Commissioners did want to see the application before it is submitted to the Division of Community Assistance.  The grant application is due May 4 and the block grant application is due the same day.   


Public Input

There was none.


Commissioner Gordon stated that we=re looking at almost $150,000 cost to get water and sewer to this project which comes to about $6,000 per unit.  She expressed happiness that there are grants available to do this because it is probably the only way this would be possible financially. 


Angela Beeker informed the Board that regulations require that the Board conduct a public hearing after the application has been prepared but prior to the submission of the application to the Division of Community Assistance.  Staff recommended that the Board hold the public hearing open until the completion of the application. 


Following discussion, Chairman Moyer made the motion to hold this public hearing open until April 26 at 8:30 a.m. and add this to the agenda for April 26 (work session on open use district regulations). All voted in favor and the motion carried.



Commissioner Gordon made the motion for the Board to go into Closed Session as allowed pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11 for the following reasons:


1.(a)(3)            To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged.  To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to consider and give instructions to the attorney with respect to the following claims:


American Woodland Industries, Inc., Gator Wood, Inc. and Global

Timer, Inc., versus Secretary of Revenue, State of North Carolina,

and all 100 counties (Wake County File No. 01-002978).


All voted in favor and the motion carried.



Spence Campbell, President of the Children and Family Resource Center, provided the Board an interim report on the Strategic Plan for Children.  The Board had been given copies of the report previously for review.  Mr. Campbell read the 5+ page typed report. 


Mr. Campbell stated that Henderson County provides a good life for its children just as it does for its adults.  There are public schools, available private school options, and all of the services available for children and youth that one would expect from a prosperous community such as ours.  These services include active youth programs and day care options through our many churches, and national programs such as the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the Boys and Girls Club.  In addition the county and municipalities provide recreational and play opportunities through a public park and recreation system.  We also go to great lengths to provide security for our children who are victims of abuse and neglect. 


Data supports the conclusion of the recent county supported needs assessment by the Alliance for Human Services that the top three needs of children in our county are access to:


1.               Health Care

2.               Dental Care

3.               Mental Health Services


They also identified other priority needs. 


A second major issue for the Board of Commissioners was the creation of a database which is current and available to anyone who wants the information contained therein.  Work is continuing on such a database and the use of the Internet to open it to the public.  The database exists today in the children=s center.  They are looking for funds to support database management.

Mr. Campbell informed the Board that approximately 1/3 of our community=s children under the age of 17 are from low income families which need some kind of public assistance.  Mr. Campbell requested, on behalf of the children of our community and on behalf of the Children and Family Resource Center of Henderson County, the Board=s continuing support of their efforts to ensure that we will ensure that our children receive the love and respect that they deserve. 


Chairman Moyer asked Mr. Campbell to review with the Board the AStrategic Plan for Children - 2001" that the Board had received earlier. 


Mr. Campbell highlighted some sections of the interim report on what they hope will be a comprehensive plan to provide not only the priority needs but also the resources that are available to us as a community to deal with those needs and ultimately some recommendations on how to improve the response that we take for those needs.


The interim report gives a little background on the Strategic Plan for Children and what the plan management concept is and the methodology used to collect the data.  This process was started in the fall of 1999.


Mr. Campbell reviewed the five risk factors, to be interpreted as indicators of emerging community problems:


1.               Children=s and Adolescent=s Behavioral/Emotional Problems

2.               Family Problems such as violence, disruption, and divorce

3.               Parent and Adolescent Substance Abuse (hospitalizations for alcohol and

drug abuse)

4.               Teen Pregnancies

5.               Physical Fitness and Health


There are five phases of the Communities that Care process.  Three of the five have been completed:


1.               Phase I - Getting started.  The CFRC/JCPC Assessment Team was trained in the CTC process.  The Team introduced this process to the community.


2.               Phase II - Data collection and Resource Assessment.  The Assessment Team and community professionals collected and analyzed data on children in our community.  A survey of community resources was conducted.


3.               Phase III - Community Profile.  The data and resource assessment were then used to develop a community profile.


In the coming year, they will address the next two phases:


4.               Phase IV - Comprehensive Plan.  The data collected in Phases II and III will be used to further analyze gaps in resources.  This information will be used to further involve the community in a meaningful way to agree on the Strategic Plan.


5.               Phase V - Implementation.  In this Phase, the plan will be carried out.


Mr. Campbell noted that this process was started with the goal in mind of supporting the JCPC decision making process that will lead them to come to the Board of Commissioners with recommendations on how to allocate the funds that were given to the JCPC.  They focused on that part of the plan.  Now it is time to move on to some of the other aspects of the plan which the Board has asked them to do to make sure that they have a comprehensive overview of what children=s needs are in the community or how our community responds to our children on a day to day basis, for a normal child who doesn=t need intervention but just needs opportunities to develop their potential.


Chairman Moyer stated that this is an excellent start to this project.  He felt the Board should accept the report with a strong endorsement of what they=ve done so far and strong support for them moving forward with phases IV and V. 


Following discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to accept the report with endorsement for what they=ve done so far and authorization to proceed with phases IV and V. 



Carey McLelland informed the Board that staff had requested proposals to finance the Carolina Apparel Building and five contiguous properties in the back for $2.65 million.


Four financial institutions responded to the County=s Request for Proposal (RFP) to finance the purchase of the proposed Human Services Building properties.  A summary of the proposals received was presented for the Board=s review.  The proposal received from BB&T Governmental Finance had been certified as the lowest responsive nonbank-qualified rate proposal for a 15-year term.  Nonbank-qualified meaning the County has or will be issuing more than $10 million in installment contract debt this calendar year.


Carey McLelland presented two resolutions to the Board of Commissioners for consideration concerning the proposed installment contract financing.


He explained that the first prepared resolution would set a public hearing, which is required for the proposed installment contract financing, on the draft financing documents.  Staff had recommended that the public hearing be scheduled for the Board=s meeting of April 18, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. and that the Clerk be directed to prepare an advertisement of such public hearing.


The second prepared resolution stated findings of fact on the project and authorizes the filing of an application with the Local Government Commission, which is also required, to approve the financing.  Draft financing documents were not available for agenda preparation but were made available to the Board prior to the meeting.  Staff will bring back the final financing documents for the Board=s review and approval at a later meeting.


Also presented to the Board was a financing timetable for information.


Staff Recommendation

David Nicholson=s recommendation was for the Board to do the following:


1.               Award financing to BB&T Governmental Finance at the proposed rate of 5.81% for 17 years for acquisition of the Human Service Building properties.

2.               Approve the resolution to set a public hearing on the financing documents for the Board=s  April 18th meeting at 11:00 a.m.

3.               Approve the resolution stating findings of fact on the project and authorizing staff to file an application with the Local Government Commission to seek approval of the financing.


Chairman Moyer made the motion to adopt the three recommendations stated above.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.



David Nicholson informed the Board that county staff has continued to work on the Human Services Building and Historic Courthouse projects.  The purpose of this agenda item was to update the Board on the status of these projects and request approval to proceed with the recommendations.


Human Services Building

A committee, which consisted of Commissioner Ward, County Manager Nicholson, County Engineer Tweed and Risk Manager Byrnes, reviewed seven proposals for architectural firms.  After reviewing their proposals, three firms were selected to be interviewed.  They were Camille-Alberice, Freeman White, and Stuart Stepp.


The group selected Freeman White as the firm to be recommended to the Board of Commissioners.  They were chosen because of their experience in similar types of projects.  They also can provide additional assistance in analyzing space reimbursements for DSS and the Public Health Department and their experience in designing health facilities.


Staff Recommendation

David Nicholson had presented the Board fax copies of three letters from Freeman White concerning this project.  Before the Board approves the continuation of this project, he asked that special emphasis be given to the following issues:


1.               Budget Planning - Freeman White has offered, at no charge, to work with our Finance Director and Indirect Cost Plan Consultant to determine the maximum levels of reimbursements for the Human Services Building.  They have a staff person with technical knowledge on state and federal reimbursements.  He recommended that staff work with Freeman White on developing a funding plan for the Human Services Building.


2.               Operational Review - There are many open issues associated with the design of the Public Health Department.  Freeman White proposed an Operational Review of the Department.  Phase One of this review would identify and evaluate all of the services that are being provided. They would assist us with the assessment of the current levels of service and would establish the Department=s core services and the demand for these services. Mr. Nicholson feels that this information is very important from both a design and future service standpoint.  Based on the value of the information contained in Phase One, we then could determine the need to continue with their full Operational Review Proposal.  Mr. Nicholson recommended that the Board authorize Phase One of this project - AEvaluation of the Existing Operations@ for $15,800.


3.               Overall Architectural Services Contract - Freeman White proposed to provide overall design professional services on the Human Services Building for 8.5% of the total construction cost.  The Board was requested to authorize staff to begin contract negotiations with Freeman White on the project.

There was discussion that a key component of the process would be confidence in the process and a buy-in.  The Board wanted this to be presented to the Board of Health for their review and response.


Chairman Moyer made the motion to authorize Freeman White as the architectural firm for the overall design of the Human Services Building and authorize staff to begin contract negotiations with Freeman White.  All voted in favor and the motion carried. 


Historic Courthouse

David Nicholson updated the Board on his discussion with the architects on the renovation of the Historic Courthouse.  No action was requested at this time on the Historic Courthouse renovation project.


He has been working with Freeman White reviewing and updating the plans so they can come up with a cost figure. He discussed briefly putting a service annex on the back of the building and utilizing that space for the elevator and the restrooms.  By doing this, we gain substantial space in the building.  He discussed placing Travel & Tourism in the building as well as Board of Elections in addition to Commissioners= Office, Administration, and Legal Department.  Mr. Nicholson hopes to get the plan to the Board in early May. 



This is an effort to keep the lines of communication open.  It gives the Chairman an opportunity to bring the Board up to date on issues that occur between meetings. It is also the time to ask for direction so that the Board can develop their public position on current and upcoming topics.


Mills River Sewer Line - Commissioner Hawkins

Commissioner Hawkins reminded the Board that at the last meeting we had some discussion, particularly on the business line that fed into the intersection at #191 and # 280.  At that time the Board authorized the Engineering fee of $30,000.  The cost of that line on that report was listed at $450,000.  Commissioner Hawkins requested that at the next Board meeting the Commissioners discuss what the charges are going to be in connection with that line whether it be for business people or anyone else who wants to hook up to it.   One of his concerns was due to a letter that was sent to citizens in the area (from Bill Lapsley=s office)  regarding the funding for the sewer service. He felt that the citizens were getting a mixed message. 


Commissioner Hawkins asked that this issue be placed on the agenda for the next Commissioners= meeting.


Some discussion followed and Commissioner Gordon stated that the County=s situation changed tremendously due to obtaining an EPA Grant to help with the funding and the sale of assets of the Mud Creek Water and Sewer District.  It was suggested that staff send a letter to residents and that David send the draft of that letter to the Board before mailing it to the residents of the area. Mr. Nicholson asked if it would be appropriate to write those folks and explain where we are in the process and explain that the Board will make a determination later regarding funding and rates.




There has recently been discussion of having a joint meeting with the Fletcher Town Council.  A letter was sent to Fletcher and they have suggested Monday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Fletcher Town Hall for that joint meeting.  The Commissioners checked their calendars and agreed to that date, time, and place.  Fletcher will have a public hearing on April 17.


There was discussion regarding setting a workshop on redistricting.  The Board set that for Wednesday, May 2 at 3:00 p.m. 


The Board discussed setting a workshop on the Mills River/Fletcher Land Use Study and decided to put that on the next agenda to be set at the April 18 meeting.


The Property Addressing staff had requested that the Board of Commissioners set a Public Hearing for a list of road names for April 18, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.  Property Addressing Staff will hold an open house on April 17 to address questions and concerns from citizens.   Commissioner Ward made the motion to set the Public Hearing for April 18 at 11:00 a.m. for road names.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


There had been a request from NC DOT to set their annual Secondary Road Public Hearing some time on the week of May 7.  The Board preferred to set it for Friday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m. as their first choice and if they have to go to a second choice, the same day at 2:00 p.m.  Mrs. Corn will call NC DOT tomorrow to schedule.


There was some discussion regarding the planned public hearing on the amendment to the noise ordinance for April 18 at 11:00 a.m.  Following discussion, it was decided to proceed with the public hearing as scheduled. 


There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:57 p.m.       







Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk to the Board                        William L. Moyer, Chairman